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My Nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated by the capable and hardworking Sandra (My Writing  Challenge) for this award. Thank you, Sandra.

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:

1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

# 1 has been accomplished (Whew!)

So, I’d better get going with #2…

7 things about myself:

1.  I turned 70 last January.  That ought to be enough right there.

2.  I have been painting watercolors for nearly 35 years now.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/21521891@N06/sets/72157603373191723/

3.  I have been writing all my adult life and still find it rewarding and challenging.

4.  I used to be a rock climber, when younger, more daring, and definitely more fit.

5.  In my main undergraduate college work, I majored for the first two years in music.  Piano and voice.  So like Sandra I play piano too.  But unlike her I don’t presently have one.  I hope to fix that regrettable situation one of these days.

6.  I have a master’s degree in divinity (New Testament Greek major), which unfortunately doesn’t make me divine–or even necessarily look divine, but I have my moments.

7.  I have two daughters, two sons-in-law, 6 grandchildren, a big black female Labrador that goes by the name of ‘Shadow,” and a cat named “Mr. Wuggles” (not my name firs t choice).  I used to have a parakeet or three, but that’s another story.

My nominations for this award are–and as Sandra put in, in no particular order:

1.   Ali Luke (Aliventures), novelist, writing coach, and freelancer, and probably the smartest gal on the Internet. Also creator of a fine community of writers, The Writers’ Huddle, which is constantly a help to me.

2.  Sandra Madeira  (My Writing  Challenge)–she deserves to be nominated twice.

3.  K. M. Weiland (Wordplay)–winner two years in a row of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers award two years in a row.  She too deserves to win again. Wonderful posts on fiction writing wisdom.

4.  Amy Deardon (Amy Deardon), novelist, blogger, and author of The Story Template, an excellent book on novel/story writing. I’m reading and enjoyng her novel A Lever Long Enough, as well as the Story Template book.

5. Ruth Zive (Ruth Zive Copywriting), who is not only a dynamite copywriter but also a generous and adept teacher of the craft with her constant and insightful posts.

6.  Joanna Penn (The Creative Penn), also novelist, writing coach, and blogger who continually offers a mountain of good info to authors and would-be authors on fiction writing and publishing.

7.  A. Victoria Mixon (Victoria Mixon), an all around nice gal who is a savvy writing editor and coach, with years of experience, who also shares insightful interviews with notable writers and has a lot to say on the subject of quality fiction herself.


Now to notify all these people…